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The rumbling changed in tone as the driver made a sharp turn. The truck shook like an earthquake, indicating unpaved road. I braced, holding on to a length of wood bolted to the metal side. Damned wood. Why couldn’t they have just shot me? It’d have ruined a suit, but I could have taken care of them back in town. Idiots. Both of them. And Hoyle. I deliberated about vanishing and sieving through to the front compartment to surprise the driver. Not at this speed. The peephole showed an undistinguished country lane of frozen churned mud that made the truck bounce and skid erratically.
Nice and easy. We’re friends now. You remember that. Remember that you look after your friends and help them. Watch out for me, I’ll watch out for you. I just want out of this alive and no problems for Gordy, okay? None at all. ” Though positive I could have ordinarily talked him out of killing me, this would speed the process. I was fed up having a death sentence hanging overhead. But the thunder in my brain was starting to boom. Insistent, distracting. I licked my lips and tried to concentrate.
I vanished and slipped out under the door. A smooth, invisible tearing over open ground to the count of ﬁve, then I slowed to wash gently against the very solid side of the tin barn. Jeez, this was perfect. I glided on, keeping the ﬂat surface of the barn’s wall on my left, reaching an opening, and going in. An instant later I was solid again, standing upright in brisk freezing air I barely felt. I was in time to take in the show. Hoyle, Ruzzo, and four other guys I knew by sight were less than twenty feet away.